On February 4, 2008 I gave birth to our second son, Avery. Within 24 hours after Avery was born, I knew that something was not quite right. Over the next 16 months, we struggled to find answers to the numerous problems and difficulties that our son was experiencing. Our answer came one June morning in 2009.

Today Avery is 3 years old. He is a happy little boy who loves to laugh at everything. Some of his favorite things are applesauce, Elmo, his blanket, riding in the truck, playing outside, our dog, mommy, daddy, and his brother. He amazes us everyday, especially in the moments when he is so dedicated to finding a way to complete a task or being able to play how the other kids play. He loves to love and he loves to make people smile.
He has his struggles and we have ours, but together we are able to overcome and learn so much from each other. We love Avery so very much and none of us would ever want to imagine what life would be like without him.